Star Wars Ukiyo-e Crowdfunding Surpasses Goal by 400%

It’s no secret that Star Wars is full of Eastern influences.  From Darth Vader’s helmet to the concept of “The Force” itself.  Now Star Wars is inspiring a set of LucasFilm recognized Ukiyo-e woodblock prints.  (Ukiyo-e flourished in Japan from the 17th through 19th centuries. It was aimed at the prosperous merchant class in the urbanizing Edo period (1603–1867). Amongst the popular themes were depictions of beautiful women; kabuki actors…

R2D2 Airplane to Fly the Friendly Skies this Autumn

If you’ve ever dreamed of flying on a Star Wars themed airplane – here’s your chance! ANA (All Nippon Airways) has unveiled a new paint job on one of its Boeing 787 Dreamliners.   The plane has been decorated to look like everyone’s favorite blue and white droid with the words “Star Wars” emblazoned on the side. While there is no news on exactly what route it will be flying, the…